In chemfig, creating a benzene ring results in the second atom being at the very bottom:


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How do I get one of the benzene ring sides to be parallel to the horizontal? In other words, how to I rotate the ring 90° in any direction, without rotating the rest of the molecule (which I will add later)?

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! You can use the following syntax to specify any angle \chemfig{[:90]A*6(------)} (see p.17 of chemfig manual)
    – Andrey L.
    Commented Nov 22, 2022 at 13:43
  • @AndreyL. You're the bestest. If you include your solution as an answer, I'll mark it as the accepted solution. God bless you.
    – GPWR
    Commented Nov 22, 2022 at 14:31

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you can rotate to any angle



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Source: https://tug.ctan.org/macros/generic/chemfig/chemfig-en.pdf (at the bottom of page 17)

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